Cucumber coconut water is a refreshing delight. It’s perfect, the perfect summer drink. It’s refreshing and cold and will keep you hydrated during the hot summer.
What Type Of Cucumbers Should I Use
There are several types of cucumbers. For example, cucumbers with bumpy, thick skins are used for pickling. In contrast, the garden cucumbers we usually buy at the grocery store are called slicing cucumbers.
There are 3 types of cucumbers: English, American, and Persian. English cucumbers are long with dark green skin and ridges running along the length of the cucumber. They are also called greenhouse, European, hothouse, burpless, or seedless cucumbers.
English cucumbers have small seeds. You can eat the flesh and skin since they don’t have a bitter taste like garden cucumbers. Additionally, English cucumbers cost a little more than garden cucumbers.
American cucumbers, also known as slicing or garden cucumbers, are the most popular cucumbers available in grocery stores. American cucumbers have thicker skin and a darker green color. The skin causes American cucumbers to have a bitter taste.
Garden cucumber’s flesh is slightly softer compared to Persian or English cucumbers. They have large seeds which give the flesh a slightly bitter flavor.
Persian cucumbers have a similar texture and flavor to English cucumbers. However, they are half the size of English cucumbers.
Persian cucumbers have thin skins and a crunchy texture. They have smaller seeds and a mild texture.
You can use Persian, American, or English cucumbers to make this cucumber coconut water. However, if you are using American cucumbers, remove the seeds and most or all of the skin so the cucumber coconut water doesn’t taste bitter.
Cucumber And Coconut Water Benefits
Cucumber coconut water is made with cucumbers, coconut water, and apples, which contain many beneficial nutrients. Cucumber contains antioxidants and antimicrobial properties. They can reduce inflammation, delay or prevent certain forms of cancer and reduce excess sugar in the blood.
Cucumbers can relieve pain, function as a diuretic, and promote hydration. Additionally, cucumbers can boost metabolism and immunity and may have anti-aging effects.
Coconut water contains several nutrients, including minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins and antioxidants. Coconut water also contains amino acids and vitamin C, which may help prevent cardiovascular disease.
Coconut water has also been used in oral rehydration and to treat cholera, childhood diarrhea, and gastroenteritis. Coconut water can also treat urinary tract infections and stomach pain. It can also inhibit hot rashes and help maintain pH levels in the body.
This drink is sweetened with apples instead of sugar or a sugar substitute. Apples contain polyphenols which may prevent lung tissue damage associated with smoking.
Apples also reduce oxidative stress, which could prevent illnesses including cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infections, neurodegenerative diseases, and asthma. Apples can lower cholesterol, fight depression, manage obesity, help treat constipation, and boost dental health.
Tips For Making Cucumber Coconut Water
Wash your cucumber well before using it to make the cucumber coconut water.
If you are using Persian or English cucumbers, there’s no need to peel them. However, if you are using American or garden cucumbers, peel the cucumbers and remove the seeds. You can leave some of the skin on, but I recommend removing 60-75 percent of the skin so it doesn’t taste so bitter.
If you use a high-powered blender, you may not have to strain the cucumber coconut water.
I used an apple to sweeten the cucumber coconut water. However, you can use 2-4 tablespoons of sugar-free sweetener, maple syrup, or honey to sweeten the cucumber coconut water.
Cucumber coconut water is best served fresh. However, it will last 2-3 days in the fridge. Note the cucumber coconut water will lose its vibrant green color.
You can easily customize this cucumber coconut water. You can:
- Blend cucumbers with apples, watermelon, and coconut water.
- Blend cucumbers with pineapple, ginger, and coconut water.
- Blend cucumbers with pears and coconut water
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2-3 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories90
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.4g 0%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 234mg 10%
- Potassium 753mg 22%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 4.8g 16%
- Sugars 14.4g
- Protein 2.3g 4%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.